Friday, 3 September 2010

Norman Finkelstein on CrossTalk: War or Peace?

Norman is brilliant here. The latest round of peace talks will achieve nothing more than previous attempts unless and until the rule of international law is respected and implemented.

Put simply the illegal Separation Wall must be demolished, the illegal Jewish settlements must be vacated, demolished Palestinian homes must be rebuilt, stolen Palestinian land must be returned, uprooted olive trees must be replanted and Israeli military forces must withdraw to the June 1967 borders. There will be no peace for Israel until there is justice for the Palestinians.

Only with the creation of an independent, sovereign, contiguous, Palestinian State, on the pre-June 1967 borders and the return of the Golan Heights to Syria will Israel deserve the international recognition it craves and enjoy peaceful relations with its neighbours.